Regrouped by Joseph Canteloube, this book is the third series from the set Chants D'Auvergne. This edition, written for Voice and Piano, contains lyrics in local dialect “Occitan”, with the French translation below. Some directives are given to obtain the correct pronunciation of the language.
It features five songs: I. Lo Fiolairé (La fileuse) / The Spinner
II. Passo pel prat (Viens par le pré) / Come through the field
III. Lou Boussu (Le Bossu) / The huntchback
IV. Brezairola (Berceuse) / Lullaby
V. Malurous qu'o uno fenno - Bourrée (Malheureux qui a une femme) / Unfortunate thus who has a wife
Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) was a French composer, musician and author, mainly known for his folk songs and for the series Chants D'Auvergne inspired by the area his family was from.